Alamo Square
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About
Known around the world for its Victorian row homes, this spectacular hilltop park is an ideal spot for taking photos. The park is currently undergoing renovations and will reopen Spring 2017. While under construction, a viewing area will remain open to see the infamous Painted Ladies. Please remember to pack out your trash as this is a Leave No Trace Park.
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Neighbourhood: Lower Haight
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  • Church St • 4 min walk
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  • Paul Smith Palliser
    Peru302 contributions
    Iconic park.
    Came to this park to take pictures of The Painted Ladies and to take a breather from our sightseeing vacation. We sat in the grass for a while and took in the sights and the people. We were lucky to find a parking spot next to the park but we never lost sight of our car (lots of smash-and-go burglars) even though we stored everything in the trunk.
    Visited July 2022
    Written 24 February 2023
  • Gerbra_10
    Uxbridge, United Kingdom2,084 contributions
    Nice park with great view
    This park has great views of a lot of the city, and the main reason for visiting is the painted houses, as seen on my films. The park has a little coffee van, lots of benches and a dog park. I’m sure in the summer a picnic and blanket would be great. You could pop through as we did or spend hours here. It’s peaceful and a rest bite in the city. Please just note if walking here from the Union Square area, you will pass many homeless people, many on drugs. We didn’t encounter issues but it wasn’t the best experience.
    Visited February 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 24 February 2023
  • Diana D
    Sweetwater, Florida35 contributions
    Beautiful City
    Beautiful City with beautiful neighborhoods. It was a quick trip. I went to see Bryan Adams at a short notice and spent almost three days. I took three tours. Used the city muni and Uber. I hope to go back and spend more time like the wineries salsalito Muir Woods and the Golden Gate Park where the tea room is
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 8 August 2023
  • nikkidowall
    Mosgiel, New Zealand3 contributions
    An absolute must! An iconic city that you definitely need to visit if heading to the states
    Loved every minute of our visit to San Francisco. Every thing was easily accessible, from airport to hotel in union square on the train. The tram was a great way to get to the harbour and the boat rides were great. Alcatraz and the Golden gate bride a must.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 8 October 2023
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Stacie H
4 contributions
Oct 2023 • Couples
Beautiful view of the city overlooking the bay. The Full House houses across the street. We were on a Hop On/Off bus and was very easy to get to from the stop.
Written 21 October 2023
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nikkidowall
Mosgiel, New Zealand3 contributions
Sep 2023 • Couples
Loved every minute of our visit to San Francisco. Every thing was easily accessible, from airport to hotel in union square on the train. The tram was a great way to get to the harbour and the boat rides were great. Alcatraz and the Golden gate bride a must.
Written 8 October 2023
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betsnow
Tucson, AZ1,342 contributions
Sep 2023 • Friends
Wonderful views from up here AND if you want to see the "Painted Ladies" you can kill two birds with one stone. The park is really lovely to walk, and on this Saturday there were tons of dogs (I am dog obsessed) so I was in heaven watching them all running around. We had trekked up here to check out the Painted Ladies, but the treat was the views of the skyline (great photos!) and the lovely park itself. Proximity walk to Hayes St. was great for us as well to walk down and have a late breakfast.
Written 8 September 2023
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Diana D
Sweetwater, FL35 contributions
Aug 2023 • Solo
Beautiful City with beautiful neighborhoods. It was a quick trip. I went to see Bryan Adams at a short notice and spent almost three days. I took three tours. Used the city muni and Uber. I hope to go back and spend more time like the wineries salsalito Muir Woods and the Golden Gate Park where the tea room is
Written 8 August 2023
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DipuKV
Pune, India2,213 contributions
Aug 2023 • Friends
A beautiful spot in SF, Alamo Square is a great option for a relaxed afternoon. The views of the city, the houses in the neighbourhood & the garden combine to make it a delightful experience.
Written 5 August 2023
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Cristina V
San Diego, CA4 contributions
Mar 2023 • Family
When we went the trees were a bit overgrown therefore covering the iconic homes. It wasn't too crowded but it wasn't picnic friendly open space either.

Overall worth a 5 minute stopover.
Written 28 March 2023
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Gerbra_10
Uxbridge, UK2,084 contributions
Feb 2023 • Couples
This park has great views of a lot of the city, and the main reason for visiting is the painted houses, as seen on my films. The park has a little coffee van, lots of benches and a dog park. I’m sure in the summer a picnic and blanket would be great.
You could pop through as we did or spend hours here. It’s peaceful and a rest bite in the city.
Please just note if walking here from the Union Square area, you will pass many homeless people, many on drugs. We didn’t encounter issues but it wasn’t the best experience.
Written 24 February 2023
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Paul Smith Palliser
Peru302 contributions
Jul 2022
Came to this park to take pictures of The Painted Ladies and to take a breather from our sightseeing vacation. We sat in the grass for a while and took in the sights and the people.
We were lucky to find a parking spot next to the park but we never lost sight of our car (lots of smash-and-go burglars) even though we stored everything in the trunk.
Written 24 February 2023
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asanto
Brooklyn, NY7 contributions
Dec 2022 • Couples
Don’t park your car near Alamo park. The windows will likely be smashed in. Take an uber or walk to the park but be cautious. It’s nice to take a few pictures but that’s it.
Written 18 December 2022
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James c
Oklahoma City, OK186 contributions
Oct 2022 • Friends
Came here to this park just to take photos of the famous painted ladies (Victorian houses) this is also a nice place for a picnic, the San Francisco skyline is also in the background. Glad a had a chance to see it and was on my 3 day itinerary to sf
Written 3 November 2022
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